The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonprofit organization of the 57 public officials who head departments of public education in every state, the outlying areas, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Department of Defense dependents schools. In 1985, the CCSSO founded the State Education Assessment Center to provide a locus of leadership to the states to improve the monitoring and assessment of education. This center has since combined with two other CCSSO centers to form the Division of State Services and Technical Assistance, which supports state education agencies in developing standards-based systems that enable all children to succeed. Key State Education Policies on PK–12 Education is one of the publications issued by the State Educators Project. Most of the data are obtained from a member questionnaire, and the remainder of the data are from federal government agencies.
Further information on CCSSO publications may be obtained from
State Education Assessment Center
Council of Chief State School Officers
One Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001